AVE MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
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Latest Satellite Sea Surface Temperature for North Atlantic - Loop Current - Gulf Stream ~ link
True Believer Album by Jeff DeVillez (iTunes) ~ link ~ also see this ~ link ~ Also see: Songs from Jeff DeVillez ~ link
War on Iran & Syria: What They Are NOT Telling Us ~ link
Netanyahu's choices: Strike Iran before or after the Israeli elections ~ link ~ How about neither!!! How about make peace, but stay strong, and let your people all grow old instead of dying in a unnecessary war. Stirling
Benzian Netanyahu, father of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, dies at 102 ~ link
Syria - Deadly blasts rock Idlib - with video ~ link ~ Also see ~ link
He added, “This measure was taken after several experimental tests and [in line with] power plant standards.” He further said that over the past months the experts at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant have successfully managed to boost its performance to an “acceptable” level.
According to Israeli sources, the cement wall would be several meters high and intended to protect the recently-constructed settler units in the Israeli border town of Metulla from fire coming from the Lebanese side.
It is expected to take several weeks to build the wall, which would be more than 1km long. An Israeli security fence already runs along the entire border.
Spain 'Got Destroyed' Today - data ~ link
Pinto: Love Affair with Inflationary Policies to End in Disaster ~ link ~ I feel that we are headed to hyperinflation by design, as well as WWIII and a global police state by design. Stirling
Economic Nostradamus: We are literally witnessing a collapse ~ link ~ With the Presidential election cycle in full swing our incumbent administration, the media, and their financial pundits continue to maintain that the US economy’s green shoots have blossomed into fields of golden sunflowers. Despite what we’re being told, however, the actual data tells a stunningly different story.
Yale economist says World has entered a 'Late Great Depression' ~ link ~ But but the government and the news media says that we are in a "recovery"...they wouldn't lie would they....RIGHT! In are in deep crap and anyone with half a brain knows it! Stirling
What is America's Economic Breaking Point? ~ link ~ Nearly four years on the country finds itself in the midst of difficult times that have taken their toll on millions of Americans through job losses, home foreclosures, un-servicable debt, and ever dwindling retirement savings. By all accounts, Americans are worse off today than they were ten years ago, and the state of our nation, despite what Washington’s media masters report, is fiscally, economically, and socially dire.
The Pentagon is about to Waste $1.5 Trillion on 'Flying Piano' F-35 ~ link ~ This is the one that will kill the DOD design and acquisition process! Foreign partners are dropping out and the costs have reached a totally insane level for a plane that is far too compromised to be good at any one role in its multirole mission statement. I was involved in a VTOL all-composite stealth attack family of aircraft OVER 25 YEARS AGO that was a tiny fraction of the cost and a far better aircraft at several roles, but the Pentagon did not fund it. It is all about politics and greed and screw the taxpayer and it has now gotten so bad that we simply have lost the ability to field the high technology that we have due to political corruption. Stirling
The Pentagon is about to waste $1.5 trillion, 38% of entire defense budget for a "virtual flying piano". That may sound preposterous, and it is. Unfortunately, it is also true.
Foreign Policy Magazine discusses the sad saga of The Jet That Ate the Pentagon.